the history of williamsburg, which is right up the river, and jamestown, it is really the founding location of our country is right here in virginia beach and this immediate area. if you are history buff, it's a fascinating place to be and a fascinating place to explore. the population of virginia beach is 450,000. we have crossed that this past year. tourism,industries are military, agriculture. most of the growth in this whole region has been through the department of defense, the military, defense contractors, shipbuilding, hundreds of years of history here building ships. we're the only place in the world that builds nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines and those kinds of vessels. the full range of maritime business. the report. hampton roads is probably the largest physical port. -- on the east coast of the u.s.